Me, Myself & Style

May 10, 2016

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Hello, World! My name is Cindy! I am a tall, Italian speaking chic that was born and raised in Irving, Texas (Dallas )! Welcome to my style blog! So what’s the story behind  the name “Foreign Fresh & Fierce”?? Well it’s not a self description of myself, but the simple fact that I love everything foreign, fresh and fierce! From music to home décor to fashion, I am attracted to things that are different – FOREIGN in style and new! I love traveling to other countries and learning about their culture, trying out new foods, and trying out their fashion styles. I enjoy shopping for clothes overseas because I know that I can get some pieces that I or anyone can find here in the United States. FRESH– I consider this to describe things that are simple yet fashionably. Not all the time when trying to create a unique style, it has to be complicated or funky. Sometimes less is more and simplicity of an item can be a fashion statement all in its self. And when comes to fashion, I love to look FIERCE! I like to try to stand out and play with different colors!

So what is my style? My style is looking fierce on a budget. It’s all about looking #chiqueforcheap!  Who says you have to have a lot of money in order to be fashionable?! I never bought designer brand items such as Prada, Chanel, etc.  It is not that I have anything against designer brands. It is just because growing up we did not have the money for designer labels. I have always been a fashionista on a budget. Most of my clothing pieces are under $50.  Ever since I could remember, I would look at fashion magazines for the outfits and find other stores to replicate the style/look at lower prices. Zara, H&M, Forever 21, AlloyExpress, Agaci are a few of the stores that I like to shop at. I shop sales, online and use coupons.

 Being tall sometimes present wardrobe challenges. Pants not long enough or they are long enough but too big due to my size. Let’s not forget that being tall means having a bigger shoe size! In shoes I am a size 11 but at times depending on the shoe I can wear a size 10. I am 5’11 and I wear my height with pride! Everyone that knows me, knows that despite my height, I am always rockin high heels! But to let you in on little secret… I am actually supposed to be a few inches taller – without heels!  I have a pretty bad scoliosis – a Double S curve. So I have a curve at the upper and lower parts of my back. It resembles a backwards S. So if my spine was completely straight, I may be about 6’2 or 6’3″!!

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I never allowed scoliosis stop me from doing anything. I was still able to do sports and I was dancer and choreographer for a period of time too. I use to be really self-conscious about my scoliosis – one shoulder higher than the other, having a shorter torso and afraid others would notice the curves in my back when wearing a certain tops or swimsuits. However, I eventually learned to accept it. I felt that walking with confidence, being active and being aware of my posture helped me out a lot. Noone ever notices it. My blog is to give you fashion inspirations on how to always achieve a fashionably FIERCE style no matter what your situation is and most importantly without breaking the bank!

                                                                                               

Fun facts about me: I have a full time job as a relocation consultant! I relocate people all over the world. Also I love teaching people about the bible. My favorite color is purple as you can tell from my site! I love fashion, makeup and traveling – especially to Italy. I am probably the “poster child” for Rosetta Stone. I always wanted to speak Italian since I was in middle school. One day I heard the radio commercial for Rosetta Stone.  In 2008, I bought it and was addicted to it – spending several hours a night every night. I became conversational in Italian in a little over 6 months and I only completed two and half levels! I visited Italy for the first time in 2009. Then in 2010,  I lived in Italy in the region of Abruzzo for a few months and made several trips to Italy since then. Being immersed in the culture while living in Italy really helped me become more fluent too. I can read, write and speak in Italian.

I am a self-proclaimed “abruzzese” – someone who is from Abruzzo, Italy! I love this part of Italy! It has a little bit of everything – mountains, beach, city and countryside! Eventually I met my Italian husband– foreign, fresh off the plane, barely knew any English Italian husband! lol We got married in Calabria, Italy May 2013! I was a bride on a budget (see the pattern 🙂 ) and  I was a DIY bride and designed all the wedding invitations and decorations myself and brought them to Italy! I have an artistic side and love creating and really enjoyed doingit for my wedding as well! I was so happy to find out that our wedding was featured in two Italian wedding magazines that same year!

Wedding Magazines

As a blogger, I love working with brands! If you are a brand and would like to collaborate, I would love to hear from you so we can discuss how I can assist you with your brand goals. You can contact me at info@foreignfreshfierce.com!

*Please note: Any sponsored posts or product reviews on my blog- I sometimes receive products/compensation for blog posts, but the thoughts, feelings and opinions written in each post are absolutely 100% my own with no outside influences!

Stay fresh + FIERCELY you!

P.S. Let’s meet up on Instagram and Twitter!

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26 Comments

  1. Reply

    Emily

    Loved reading this post about you!!! Your positivity and charm shine through your post! I’m envious of the Italy traveling and connections and life! Such a great opportunity! I’m excited to follow along on this blog of yours:)
    Emily
    Darling, Dearest

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    Shan

    Congratulations girl! It looks fabulous. Loved reading this post and getting to know more about you, my favourite colour is purple too ?
    I love the fact that you take pride in your height. Nothing worse than seeing a tall girl hunched over…
    I look forward to checking up on your blog regularly!

    Lots of love
    Shan xoxo

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      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you so much Shan! I really appreciate it! Yay growing up i liked being and i think i came out the womb in heels too! Lol Looking forward to getting to know you as well and posting!

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    Morgan

    I love this outfit! It is so beautiful, especially the blush color with the white pants…adorable! So inspiring!

    XO Morgan
    http://www.styleonedge.net

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    sarah

    Those long legs!! Loving that fab flower head band and getting to know you 🙂
    xoxo http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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    Liz

    I love how you did white jeans and white sunhat! So chic!

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    Jessica Weinberg

    I love that you are helping us all shop on a budget! It can be hard to keep up with all the latest trends without breaking the bank! Also, I wish I could speak Italian!

    xo What’s For Dinner Esq. (Jessica)

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      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you much! And i will have to teach you a bit of italian then! 🙂

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    Ashley

    You look fantastic. Such a chic outfit and you rock it. http://www.faiththroughfog.com

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    Anna

    Love reading this post and getting to know you a little better! Can you relocate me to Italy too?!?! LOL

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    Anna

    Hey girl! Congrats on launching the blog!!! I’m excited to watch you take it to the next level of fierce (wink wink) 🙂
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

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    kat

    So gorgeous! Your eyes are stunning!
    Kat | Delirium Style

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    Kelly McFarland

    You are ridiculously beautiful. And the flower headband is so dope!

    http://www.mimosasmanhattan.com/

    1. Reply

      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you so much!! You are so sweet!! 🙂 ?

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    Kait Elizabeth

    That flower crown looks adorable and I love the all white look! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.makeminemaroon.com

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      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank so much Kait! I have a new post on travel essentials and i talk about my headbands and where i purchase them!!

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    Beth @ TallFashionAdventures

    Loved reading more about you and congrats on the blog launch!

    xo – Beth – http://tallfashionadventures.com

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      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you so much Beth!! ?

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    Samantha

    Congrats on the blog launch! Can’t wait to see what’s coming up next for you!

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    Gunjan

    Loved getting to know you! Congrats on launching 🙂

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

    1. Reply

      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you so much! I’m excited about this new adventure! !!

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    GlassesShop

    I love this outfit! I

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      Cindy Cinzia

      Thank you so much!

      XOXO
      Cindy

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